Born: Birmingham, 5 September 1966

Position: Central defender/central midfielder

Signed: 12 October 1990 from Leicester City (£100,000)

Fulham debut: Stoke City 2-1 Fulham, 13 October 1990

Fulham appearances: 420

Fulham goals: 56

Honours: Division Three runners-up (1996-97), Second Division champions (1998-99), First Division champions (2000-01).

Sold: 21 June 2001 to Brighton and Hove Albion (free transfer)

The very definition of a cult hero, Simon Morgan signed for Fulham in October 1990 from Leicester City for £100,000 and his whole-hearted displays in the centre of midfield quickly marked him out as a far better player than many of those around him. Morgan couldn’t prevent the Whites dropping into the bottom tier of English football for the first time in their history in 1994, but nobody could doubt his commitment. He captained Micky Adams’ side to promotion in 1997, authoring an articulate and funny tale of the season in a brilliant book entitled On Song for Promotion, before remaining a key part of the team that won the Second Division title in 1999. A boyhood Birmingham City fan, Morgan took great delight in heading the opening goal as Fulham stunned Aston Villa in the third round of the FA Cup that year, with only a serious knee injury restricting his appearances in his testimonial year. The fact that 12,000 fans attended his big night against Tottenham Hotspur in the summer of 2000 showed the affection in which Morgan was held after making well over 400 appearances for the club, most of them in very dark days when Fulham’s future was in serious doubt.